Sally Boy Shows Off Full Range of Talent on "Chess & Checkers"

Quick Thoughts: In the last year, Sally Boy has established himself as one of the most impressive talents on the alt-pop scene. With his gritty vocals, impeccable production, and stirring ear for melody, Sally Boy has built up a seriously impressive catalogue of impressive tracks. His latest offering, Chess & Checkers, might just be his best single to date. Throughout the track, Sally Boy uses an extended metaphor to recall the game-playing nature of a toxic relationship. “She’s like chess / And I’m like checkers / I’m doing my best / Yeah, I’m doing my bestest,” he croons throughout the song’s chorus. Singing over infectious guitar licks and looping production, Sally Boy is vulnerable and relatable, the mark of a remarkable songwriter. After he exploded onto the scene in 2020, Chess & Checkers is Sally Boy’s first single of the new year. With every additional release, he just gets better and better. Sally Boy is officially a can’t-miss artist; every drop of his is newsworthy. Stream on Spotify: